Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to use effective strategies to utilize the CINAHL Complete, locate a scholarly professional nursing article, summarize the article to reflect on this new knowledge, and apply this new knowledge to the RN to BSN student’s future nursing practice.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

Explore ethical nursing practice responsibilities of BSN prepared nurses.

Examine one’s own professional goals within the context of the profession.

Discuss models of organizational structure in nursing practice.

Examine current nursing standards and practice.

Develop techniques for reflective nursing practice.

Utilizes [sic] professional communication.

 

Due Date

Submit the assignment prior to 11:59 PM EST Sunday of Week 2.  

Preparing the Library Search

  1. Read this document (Library Search Guidelines) including the Rubric.
  2. Select a nursing topic of your choice from the following list:

         a.) Nursing ethics

         b.) Standards of nursing practice

         c.) Nursing practice excellence,

         d.) Professional communication in nursing or

          e.) Models of organization structure in nursing

To get started, 

  1. Access the NKU Home Page.
  2. Click on “Quick Links”
  3. Locate the Library link
  4. Scroll to “Start My Search”
  5. Click on “Articles”
  6. Type in key words for your search
  7. Check “Advanced” box
  8. Go to “Refine Results” box and select available criteria.
  9. Click on “Show More’ to add more criteria
  10. Using CINAHL Complete,  find an article for this assignment using the following criteria:
  11. Locate a scholarly article published in a professional nursing journal (not a medical journal). For the purposes of this assignment, an acceptable scholarly article meets the following criteria.
    1. The journal is a peer reviewed professional (meaning that the articles were blindly reviewed by a panel of nurse experts prior to publication –
    2. CINAHL Complete features a peer review limit within the advanced search options
    3. The first author is a nurse with advanced degrees listed in the article
    4. The article has at least 3 pages
    5. The selected article has a reference list at the end of the article In text citations used throughout the body of the article and a reference list is available at the end of the article. [Note: as a rule all in-text citations should have a reference and all references should have a corresponding in-text citation(s).
    6. The article is written in 3rd person (he, she, it) and does not use the second person ( you) in the text.
    7. The article is not a brief item, editorial, news item, or review
    8. The article has been published within the last 5 years.
    9. Write a narrative which meets the criteria in the Grading Rubric listed below.
    10. When you have finished writing, save your document to a file in your computer. Close the document. Submit the document as an attachment using the link provided. Click here to access the submission link:  Module 2: Assignment — Library Search (SLO 5 & 8)   

 

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Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to use effective strategies to utilize the CINAHL Complete, locate a scholarly professional nursing article, summarize the article to reflect on this new knowledge, and apply this new knowledge to the RN to BSN student’s future nursing practice.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

Explore ethical nursing practice responsibilities of BSN prepared nurses.

Examine one’s own professional goals within the context of the profession.

Discuss models of organizational structure in nursing practice.

Examine current nursing standards and practice.

Develop techniques for reflective nursing practice.

Utilizes [sic] professional communication.

 

Due Date

Submit the assignment prior to 11:59 PM EST Sunday of Week 2.  

Preparing the Library Search

  1. Read this document (Library Search Guidelines) including the Rubric.
  2. Select a nursing topic of your choice from the following list:

         a.) Nursing ethics

         b.) Standards of nursing practice

         c.) Nursing practice excellence,

         d.) Professional communication in nursing or

          e.) Models of organization structure in nursing

To get started, 

  1. Access the NKU Home Page.
  2. Click on “Quick Links”
  3. Locate the Library link
  4. Scroll to “Start My Search”
  5. Click on “Articles”
  6. Type in key words for your search
  7. Check “Advanced” box
  8. Go to “Refine Results” box and select available criteria.
  9. Click on “Show More’ to add more criteria
  10. Using CINAHL Complete,  find an article for this assignment using the following criteria:
  11. Locate a scholarly article published in a professional nursing journal (not a medical journal). For the purposes of this assignment, an acceptable scholarly article meets the following criteria.
    1. The journal is a peer reviewed professional (meaning that the articles were blindly reviewed by a panel of nurse experts prior to publication –
    2. CINAHL Complete features a peer review limit within the advanced search options
    3. The first author is a nurse with advanced degrees listed in the article
    4. The article has at least 3 pages
    5. The selected article has a reference list at the end of the article In text citations used throughout the body of the article and a reference list is available at the end of the article. [Note: as a rule all in-text citations should have a reference and all references should have a corresponding in-text citation(s).
    6. The article is written in 3rd person (he, she, it) and does not use the second person ( you) in the text.
    7. The article is not a brief item, editorial, news item, or review
    8. Cover page with reference page
    9. The article has been published within the last 5 years.
    10. Write a narrative which meets the criteria in the Grading Rubric listed below.
    11. When you have finished writing, save your document to a file in your computer. Close the document. Submit the document as an attachment using the link provided. Click here to access the submission link:  Module 2: Assignment — Library Search (SLO 5 & 8)   

 

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Watch the T.O.R.C.H. video series. Describe what each letter (T,O,R,C,H) means

T

O

R

C

H

Watch the video: How do I pick a Topic for a Research Project

Then answer the following :

1. What is one thing that should be considered with research reality and why is it important?

Watch the video: Reading Scholarly Articles

Then answer the following:

1. Pick two parts of an article and discuss what important information can be found there.

Directions: In the library, using Academic Search Premiere and PsycArticles (and relevant advanced search options), find five research articles (Not meta-analyses, literature reviews, commentaries, or book reviews) on a topic of interest to you and complete the table below.

APA Reference of Article ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Subjects/Participants used in study ________________________________________________________________________________________

Methods Used ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Summary Of Main findings(2-3) __________________________________________________________________________________________

Article 2

Same directions as above

Article 3

same directions as above

Article 4

same directions as above

Article 5

Same directions as above

I could not copy and paste the template which is fine, I can put all the information in when done. Thank You in Advance

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